Sixth Grade Plate Tectonics Lab

Monday’s sixth grade science lab used simple grocery items to illustrate what the students have been learning about plate tectonics.  Frosting, a fruit roll-up, and graham crackers represented the asthenosphere, oceanic plate, and continental plate.  By manipulating the layers based on Mrs. Plante’s instructions, students were able to see how plate movements can create Earth’s major geological events, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and mountain building.

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